Myocardial Infarct Size Reduction



In 1912, Herrick concluded his classic article by presenting a logical approach to the treatment of myocardial infarction: “the hope for the damaged myocardium lies in the direction of securing a supply of blood through friendly neighbouring vessels so as to restore as far as possible its functional integrity” [1]. Thus, this distinguished physician anticipated by more than half a century the concept of limiting infarct size.


Acute Myocardial Infarction Creatine Kinase Infarct Size Thrombolytic Agent Coronary Artery Occlusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cardiovascular DivisionBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.CardiologistGreen Lane HospitalAucklandNew Zealand

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